Bookbinding Organisations


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The Abbey Newsletter: Abbey Publications is a non-profit corporation set up to encourage the preservation of library and archival materials, and the use of lasting materials in the creation of records.

Amis de la Reliure d’Art du Canada – ARA Canada: New website from ARA. The English version is still not fully functional.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association: The ABA is the senior trade body for dealers in rare books in the UK. It presents one of the most prestigious international rare book fairs in the world each Summer, now from its new home in Battersea Park. The ABA also runs the Chelsea Book Fair in November at Chelsea Old Town Hall.

ARA Suisse

Association of Book Crafts (New Zealand) Inc.

The Book Arts Web: One of the best sites for links on all topics dealing with the Book Arts run by Peter Verheyen who also runs the Book_Arts-Listserv, a discussion group for all book arts.

The Bonefolder: a peer-reviewed ‘open-access’ e-journal for bookbinding and the book arts.

Guild of Book Workers: (USA) Information includes: the full text of the newsletter, Study Opportunities List, exhibits, publications, and how to become a member. Free book binding resources and tutorials.

Meister der Einbandkunst (MDE): (Germany) German organisation of design binding.

Miniature Book Society: An international organization of miniature book artists, publishers, printers, binders, collectors and dealers.

Professione Libro: (Italy) Bookbinding Association based in Milan, whose aim is to encourage the promotion and exchange of ideas about the book arts.

Queensland Bookbinders Guild Inc: (Australia) To promote, foster and practise the art of bookbinding and related arts in Australia.

Society of Bookbinders: (UK) Dedicated to traditional bookbinding and preserving and conserving the printed and written word.

Stichting Handboekbinden: A Dutch language site. The main aim of the society is the promotion of the book form as an art and craft medium. As far as possible other aspects related to the form of the book are also included such as calligraphy, printing with the hand press, paper art, and book illustration. With this in mind, the objectives are to provide courses, training programmes, demonstrations, excursions, exhibitions, competitions and funding.

Victorian Bookbinders Guild: To maintain and foster the art, craft and practice of bookbinding.